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Old 11-01-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by L124C View Post
In the interview, the Skipper claims his cruising speed at sea was around 4 Knots, and that his top speed was 12 Knots with bare poles in over 90 Knots of wind. I guess Sandy helped him beat his record. Too bad a lovely lady was also apparently lost doing it!
So if 12 knots was a possible top speed, and they were in, say, a five knot current, then 2 knots of added surfing speed over the ground might just be possible! It must have been extreme to say the least.
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